Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Phoenix Moves Cup Qualifying

Phoenix International Raceway is the latest track to revert back to Friday afternoon Sprint Cup qualifying. PIR president Bryan R. Sperber announced today that NASCAR has moved Gatorade Pole Qualifying for the next-to-last race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup to Friday, Nov. 9 at 4:10 p.m. The race remains a Sunday afternoon affair, with the green flag set for 1 p.m.

“We are pleased that NASCAR has moved Qualifying to Friday,” said Sperber. “It will add excitement to an already fantastic day that features the Lucas Oil 150 Camping World Truck Series event.”
Gates open to the public Friday at 9 a.m. A full day of activity on the track will be highlighted by Gatorade Pole Qualifying and the running of the Lucas Oil 150 Camping World Truck Series race at 6 p.m.
PIR’s one-mile oval will also feature additional Friday action, including the final practice for the Casino Arizona 50 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at 9 a.m., practice sessions for the Great Clips 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at 10 a.m. and 1:35 p.m., Sprint Cup Series practice at noon and Qualifying for the Lucas Oil 150 at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are still available for the Nov. 8-11 NASCAR event weekend at Phoenix International Raceway by going online at PhoenixRaceway.com/Tickets or by calling 1-866-408-RACE (7223). A full schedule of NASCAR event weekend activities at PIR can be found by visiting the track’s official website at www.phoenixraceway.com.

1 comment:

  1. Why tracks qualify on Saturday is baffling.